Uber comes clean after taking users for a ride over data breach

App-based cab firm Uber has admitted paying $10,000 (£75,500) to cover up a data breach that impacted 2.7 million of its UK users. The company’s database was hacked in 2016, with cybercriminals obtaining access to 57 million names, email addresses and mobile numbers from account holders around the world. Uber was then served a ransom … Read moreUber comes clean after taking users for a ride over data breach

Hacker accesses prison data to (almost) break someone out

One enterprising scammer has used phishing techniques not to try and get rich quick, but secure a prisoner’s early release. Konrad Voits from Michigan, USA, masterminded an elaborate scheme to try and get a prisoner at Washtenaw County out of jail long before they were due for release. He began by creating a duplicate county … Read moreHacker accesses prison data to (almost) break someone out

What do Bitcoins, Royal Weddings and Exit Polls have in common?

Google has revealed its top searches of 2017, in what is always a clear indication as to the trends and topics that caught public attention over the past 12 months. It seems trying to get rich quick (or at least work out what all the hype is) was a major trend for 2017, with Bitcoin … Read moreWhat do Bitcoins, Royal Weddings and Exit Polls have in common?

How to customise Word’s spell check and AutoCorrect

Those green and red squiggly lines proposed by Microsoft Word provide a useful way to keep an eye on your spelling and grammar. But what if you meant to type a word in a certain way? Then, this feature can be just plain annoying. So did you know you can adjust the auto-correction settings in … Read moreHow to customise Word’s spell check and AutoCorrect